On This Day

What Happened in July 1572

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
  • Jul 18 Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
  • Jul 19 Battle at Saint Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries
  • Jul 23 William of Orange's troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), dies at 51
  • Jul 25 Isaac Luria, Jewish mystic (considered the founder of Kabbalah), dies at around 38 years of age